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Taxi opening door causes fatal crash with delivery rider on bike

New York City is exceedingly busy with vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians needing to share the road. A major part of the city's landscape is the number of delivery people who are constantly on the road. Drivers will frequently fail to be as attentive as they should be and it can cause an accident. Delivery people are at risk because they are often using a moped, a scooter or a motorcycle. When there is an accident between a car and a smaller, two-wheel vehicle, it can cause serious injuries and death. Those who have been affected by such an incident must remember their rights.

A man making deliveries for a bagel store was killed when a cab driver opened the door and the delivery man crashed into it. The accident occurred at shortly after 6 a.m. The taxi was a 2003 Toyota Camry. The delivery man, 26, was thrown from his bike and was subsequently hit by a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 53-year-old man. The victim was taken to the hospital and he died. All surviving parties who were involved stayed at the scene. It is still being determined whether charges should be filed.

People who deliver goods for a living in New York know there are risks on every street and every corner. However, no one is expecting to be involved in an auto accident. Unfortunately, moped accidents, scooter accidents and motorcycle accidents happen every day. Those who are making a living with deliveries are trying to provide for their families who will need to learn to move on without them personally, financially and emotionally. It can be difficult to think about, but a legal filing is frequently the only way to recover sufficient compensation. Legal advice is a must.

A delivery man for a bagel store died when a vehicle door opened. There was a collision that led to him going into traffic and he was hit by another vehicle. The investigation is continuing and as it moves forward, the man's family must protect its interests and contact a law firm experienced in helping those affected by a fatal crash.

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